MANILA, Philippines – Gokongwei-led budget carrier Cebu Pacific is seeking more flight entitlements to the United Arab Emirates.
Cebu Pacific filed a petition before the Civil Aeronautics Board (CAB) seeking the reallocation of two unused weekly frequencies, which were previously allocated to Philippine Airlines Inc. (PAL).
“Notice is hereby given that Cebu Pacific has filed with the CAB an application for reallocation of additional entitlements to UAE two unused weekly frequencies previously allocated to PAL in accordance to the existing Confidential Memorandum of Understanding between the governments of the Philippines and UAE in September 2012,” CAB said in a notice.
Cebu Pacific currently flies to Dubai, but it is looking to expand its long-haul operations. It will start flying to Kuwait on September 2 and Sydney, Australia on September 9.
Meanwhile, AirAsia said it will increase the number of flights between Kalibo and Kuala Lumpur to seven times a week starting October 23. AirAsia currently flies between Kalibo-KL four times a week.
“With this additional frequency, guests who are travelling on this route can connect to both Kuala Lumpur and Kalibo on a daily basis, and this will enable them to further take advantage of our vast route network, especially via Kuala Lumpur. Kalibo is a great gateway to Boracay, and we are proud to be the airline that offers the best connectivity to this paradise island from Malaysia with our daily flights,” Spencer Lee, AirAsia Berhad’s Head of Commercial, said.
AirAsia currently has twice daily flights from Kuala Lumpur to Manila, and three times a week flights from Kuala Lumpur to Cebu. It also has daily flights from Kota Kinabalu to Manila.